To Kill a Mockingbird

why does Atticus Finch say that Bob Ewell shouldbe alowed to break the law by"hunting out of season"?

in chapter 3

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Atticus says this because Bob Ewell's family is basically starving. Whatever money they do get, Bob drinks away. Bending the rules on hunting out of season is a greater benefit to his children than a hindrance to the public.

because he need to hunt